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Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital city of the tiny Sultanate of Brunei in Southeast Asia hosts monumental buildings, luxurious glory, excellent services, and unique settings. All this is what you would expect to find in a wealthy city ruled by one of the richest man on earth. The Sultan of Brunei and his capital city will not let you down, and Bandar Seri Begawan is also home to traditional villages on water to visit.
Starting from the Sultan's Palace: Attractions of Bandar Seri Begawan
The most impressive sight in Bandar Seri Begawan, also known as BSB, is the Sultan's palace, which is one of the largest residential palaces in the world. With its golden domes reflecting from the river, it is an astonishing sight, but unfortunately opens to public only on special occasions. Another interesting sight located only a short distance away from the palace is Jerudong Park, the Sultan's gift to the people.
The monumental amusement park of Jerudong with incredible constructions and refreshing gardens offers non-stop entertainment for fun lovers of all age, and is one of the most famous attractions of BSB. Shopping in Bandar Seri Begawan is also a popular form of entertainment, which is especially enjoyable because there is no income tax in Brunei. When it comes to nightlife in Bandar Seri Begawan, your choices are very limited due to restrictions set by the local devotedly Muslim culture and society.
Nature and sports. Bandar Seri Begawan's surroundings consist mainly of tropical jungle, treasures of which can be enjoyed for instance along the Wasai Kandal trail. This popular hiking trail offers enjoyable jungle walks, which are found only a few kilometers away from the downtown BSB. The most cherished treasures offered by this safe jungle trail are picturesque pools and waterfalls. The water village of Kampung Ayer is definitely also worth a visit. With its hundreds of houses built on water, this interesting village is an astonishing sight and also a popular tourist attraction. Other places to visit in Bandar Seri Begawan include the impressive Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, the tombs of the former Sultans of Brunei, and the main museums in Brunei. A golf course is also available in BSB.